Lady Elks struggle over weekend
After reaching the gold bracket at Abilene’s Bev Ball Classic in its first tournament of the season things didn’t go as well for Burleson’s volleyball team over the weekend.
Playing in its second tournament, the Lady Elks didn’t register a win at the highly-competitive Northwest ISD Volleyball Classic.
“We played a lot of great teams and it was good for our girls to see that,” Burleson coach D’Anna Newton said. “I was proud of their fight and never give up attitude. Now we just have to put everything together. We battled weather and injuries. I was proud of their efforts.”
Burleson (3-9) opened play Thursday with a 25-4, 25-7 loss to Southlake Carroll, the No. 4 team in Class 6A. After falling in the opener, the Lady Elks played much better in its next six games.
The Lady Elks lost on Thursday to Saginaw Boswell, 25-16, 25-12, and Mansfield, 25-21, 25-14. Boswell is ranked 13th in Class 5A.
Then on Friday, Burleson fell to Mansfield Summit (25-15, 25-23), El Paso Chapin (25-15, 25-19) and Argyle (25-13, 25-23), the No. 2 team in Class 4A. Saturday, the Lady Elks lost to Haslet Eaton, 25-18, 26-24, in bracket play to end their second tournament.
Tuesday night, the Lady Elks lost at Eaton, 25-8, 25-13, 25-23.
Burleson begins play today at the Midlothian Heritage Invitational with pool play matches against Waxahachie’s JV at 9 a.m., West Mesquite at 12:45 p.m. and Venus at 3:15 p.m. The Lady Elks last regular season tournament concludes Saturday.
Friday night, Burleson hosts Fort Worth Arlington Heights at 6:30 p.m. in non-district game. The Lady Elks have Tuesday night off.